Two Kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin

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A tender memoir that combines the deep sadness of loss with the joys of parenthood even under incredibly trying circumstances.
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Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008.

Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-- to make a life for Maddy.

In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has become solace.
 

About Matt Logelin

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Born and bred in Minnesota, Matt Logelin was a project manager at Yahoo! until he left the company to focus on writing this book and raising his daughter, Madeline. The two live in Los Angeles, traveling often to see as much of the world as possible. Please visit them at www.mattlogelin.com
 
Published April 14, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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A tender memoir that combines the deep sadness of loss with the joys of parenthood even under incredibly trying circumstances.

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Greenwood Public Library

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on Mar 28 2012

It was raw, emotional, and very real...I felt as if I were sitting next to Matt listening to him tell me his story.

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The Stir

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Reviewed by Jeanne Sager on Apr 25 2011

Logelin is a writer who imbues tragedy with humor, the written word with an emotion that travels out of the page and up the arm to the heart.

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